The Department has been gradually modernized and tooled up with modern equipment. The launch of the new magnetic resonance imaging was carried out in May, and in July the installation has been successfully finished by engineers of the MSM-MEDIMPEX company and commissioning of the modern linear accelerator Elekta Synergy has taken place.
This event became really significant for citizens of Sakhalin. Now with implementation of the new equipment both identification and treatment of oncological diseases will be even more successful. The chief physician of oncologic dispensary Vladimir Ovsyanikov has told, that the incidence of new growths in 2013 was higher than Russian average. However, over the years the incidence has been reduced. Also the percent of the new growths detected at stage 1-2 which successfully are exposed to treatment has a little grown.
During the introduction to Radiology Department, the guests were shown a magnetic -resonance imager of the latest generation, as well as conducted the excursion into the canyon with a linear accelerator. Irina Zakharova, the Head of Department told about the main advantages and unique opportunities. The main of which is non — contact and targeted treatment of tumors.
"Sakhalin Oncology center is one of the best in the country. Now it is possible to reveal cancer at early stages here in 47% of cases . With all the high technologies that are deployed in the region, we will be able to improve this figure," — said the Minister to journalists.
Also in the visit`s framework Veronica Skvortsova and Oleg Kozhemyako met with the rector of Pacific State Medical University Valentin Shumatov, where an agreement to establish a branch in Sakhalin was signed.
It is known, the problem of lack of qualified personnel often pursues oncology centers of Russia.
Not only the students of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, but also operating doctors will be able the opportunity to receive training to improve skills in new branch.This is really important in today's world where medical technology is constantly evolving and improving.
July 19, 2015 took place a formal opening of the renovated radiology Department of the regional Oncology center in Sakhalin with the participation of Russian Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova and the temporary in charge Governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako.